Jerash lies about 50 km to the north of Jordan‘s capital Amman. These ruins are amongst the finest Roman ruins left to see. The site consists of Greco/Roman ruins that are slowly being uncovered after they were buried by earthquakes many years ago.
The crack in the canyon that leads you down to the famous facade of the Treasury at Petra. Petra was the capital city of the Nabatean people around 300 BC. The Nabateans were ancient peoples of North Arabia. The Treasury is actually mistakenly named as it is a tomb. The Nabataean custom of burying the dead and offering worship in half-excavated caves led to the construction of these impressive tombs.
Al Khazneh or the Treasury at Petra.
The hike up to The Monastery (Al Dier) consists of a steep path and some 850 steps.
The Monastery (Al Dier). The only way to appreciate the size of this structure is to stand someone in front of it!
Uh oh…. what happened to the passenger!
Jordan’s answer to Evel Knievel.
Petra by night is a must. You walk down through the canyon that is lined with candles to see the Treasury facade totally lit by candlelight.
The Wadi Rum also called the Valley of the Moon is a sandstone and granite desert about 60km from Aqaba. This is where the British officer T.E. Lawrence based his operations during the Arab revolt of 1917–18. Subsequently much of the film Lawrence of Arabia was shot here and since then many other films have used the area for their backdrops.